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SFGTV
Mar 2, 2011 10:38pm PST
to go back to a place where the u.s. is engaged in military action? >> it is interesting. the population of afghanistan is around 29 million, and there's probably no more than 80,000 u.s. soldiers serving in afghanistan right now, but if you look at the stories that come out, you think the numbers are completely reversed. all the stories are about americans, and you see almost no images of stories about the afghan people themselves, so if you look at the dominant representational paradigm uc today, it is all about foreign soldiers. my idea was to try incurred counted to that a popularized narrative and focus on images and stories that really reflect that lived experience of conflict through the eyes of the afghan people. >> you are exhibiting with three other photographers. it is true all three of them have really focused in the areas where a lot of u.s. and allied forces are seeing action, are actually involved in combat, so your story is different than theirs. what does it mean to show your body of work along side of the stories that probably are more familiar? what kind of juxtapositi
SFGTV
Mar 5, 2011 10:30pm PST
, and i just wanted to urge u.s. policy makers to take the view that whenever the context is for it to a policy you want to advance, there is always a way. there is always a way to work koran or adapt the policy so you have flexibility to target jobs and provide opportunities for the residents in san francisco, so thanks for your interest. to work around or death the policy. supervisor -- to work around or adapt the policy. supervisor mirkarimi: 80. >> supervisor mirkarimi, apologize for being late -- thank you. >> supervisor mirkarimi, i apologize for being late. i am sorry i missed your statement. i am sure it was a good one. there is a couple of things. we were like a lot on the -- we rely a lot on the private sector for where our revenue comes from. wanting to implement the local hiring with a city subsidy, our office would like to see, and i strongly suggest, that the prevailing wage applied to this. i think it is very, very important. that raises the standard, because, obviously, we do have the training, and that is what it is all about. that is a very, very importan
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2011 10:30am PST
rates would have to change as well as the affordability index, which is similar to what the u.s. environmental protection agency does when they determine affordability for water and sewer improvements, so keep in mind, our average monthly water right now is about $32 a month, and our average monthly super bowl xli family resident is about $51 a month, so as we walk through these slides, that will be a helpful frame of reference. the average monthly water bill would be $32 a month. and the average monthly sewer bill would be $51 a month. so about $1 a day for 24-sloven water and less than $2 per day for the past 24/7 sewer. we have done a similar analysis, but we have shown what that means for rate changes every year over the next 30 plus years. and in the yellow section here in the graph, these are all of the adopted rates through 2014, and those are not going to change and all. we are having deliberations today. but what we do show you is the band of green numbers in the middle, and you can see the significance there is that the larger you get in the program, the $8 billion pro
SFGTV
Mar 10, 2011 5:30pm PST
finder. he was the u.s. representative at the venice bienale. essentially, they select their top artist in the year to represent the u.s. at that internationally-acclaimed art fair. tim hawkinson was chosen to represent the u.s. in 1999. he has had exhibitions at the l.a. museum of art, in sydney, and is shown in venues around the world. i would like to say that i am so thrilled to be able to have this work in our collection. i encourage you board of directors to approve this. >> thank you for your comments and time. now, luis. >> good morning, and directors. i want to first start by congratulating the vision of the joint powers authority in making the dutcstrategic decision thate transportation hub that will be built for the city and region is coming in and of itself, a work of art. the selection of the architects, designed a provided to the city and to this authority will provide san francisco, the region, and entire country with an iconic building. further, you have also taken a visionary position to include world-class art in this facility. i think that is in conjunction with a prov
SFGTV
Mar 24, 2011 12:00pm PDT
] >> good evening. i'm michael walker, president of u.s. bank of northern california, and it is my pleasure to serve as chair of the 31st annual mfac good government awards. u.s. bank is honored to support these terrific city leaders because they are doing work that makes san francisco a wonderful place to work. those of you devote your careers to public service developed -- deserve the gratitude from those who benefit from the work you do but often times do not get the credit you so richly deserve. government works because people make it work. in this city alone, tens of thousands of dedicated public servants work every day to make sure we have functioning roads for commerce, great parts for our families, and strong safety nets for when we get sick or become unemployed. and they make sure that we do this using the taxpayers' money wisely. the individual and teams that we are honoring this evening are the backbone of our local government. our businesses, our families, and yes, our fund could not operate without the strong, healthy, and responsive government that these leaders provide. that
SFGTV
Mar 25, 2011 4:30pm PDT
of way. >> where did you get those photographs? >> in this is a u.s. geological survey photo. u.s. geological survey. i had a map from being online -- >> the color photographs that you put up there. where did you get those? >> these were taken off line from the u.s. geological survey. >> ok. thank you. >> any others? thank you very much. commissioner fung: just to be clear for my sake, what relief are you seeking? >> sure. the relief, i believe would be appropriate, would be required used to remove the retaining wall out of the public right of way and have it be aligned with the current inner fence they have. if they want to move the outer one, they can do that as well, or the inner one could be sufficient for their purposes. the reason why i am asking for that is i believe usf has not been forthcoming in their testimony to the board. but the board determines that, for whatever reason, you are not worried about what happened in the past, and you feel that moving the retaining wall is too extreme a remedy, if you determine that, at the least, you can -- the report says that a 600-s
SFGTV
Mar 31, 2011 8:30am PDT
, i was talking about this new group called u.s. uncut. how many of you have heard of them? this is a group that just launched in the u.s. the point of the group is to expose corporations that don't pay taxes. we're constantly told we don't have any money, there is no money for child care or poor children or blind people, but the fact is a number of corporations, almost two-thirds, don't pay taxes. a lot of people asked about it during the break. they will have a major action on tax day, and just for the people who arrived, they shut down bank of america yesterday in washington, d.c., because the bank of america does not pay taxes. you will pay more taxes than bank of america. look that up, u.s.uncut.org. >> i am sorry, i missed my cue. i have three boys. does that help you decide where i was? thank you for inviting me today. it is an honor to be on this stage and that celebrate the 100th anniversary of the right to vote. as i began to write my speech for this event, i really started to struggle with the subject. the first draft, the participants, and the details leading up
SFGTV
Mar 31, 2011 9:00am PDT
a comprehensive program to address the violence and places women at the center of u.s. foreign policy for the first time in history. it supports measures to prevent violence,. text survivors, and brings perpetrators to justice. we have one of the three lead it drafters of this legislation. the bill was signed by the senate foreign relations committee and has a long way to go for passage. when you think about it, besides the incredible trauma violence is inflicting on our globe, the cost of global violence is huge. the cost of just partner violence, $6 billion per year. canada, $1 billion per year. the united kingdom, $23 billion per year. that is only one aspect. imagine if we took the time to record and tallied the global cost of all types of violence against women. it would be astronomical. man, unless you feel left out, don't worry, you are included in this. that america we have the proud distinction of being one of the most violent places for boys. one in five boys will be molested before they are 13. these figures are low because many -- when sexually abused boys are not treated,
SFGTV
Mar 5, 2011 6:00pm PST
would bring myself to u.s. someone from the housing community. i have a couple of kids, i've been in the city for about 19 years. thank you for your consideration. >> are there any questions? seeing none, we will open it up for public comment. thank you for being here. i don't know if you want to make any comments to the committee. >> i am the director for the mayor's office of housing. i will not be speaking in any -- in favor of any candidate. we have three seats, including the one that is currently occupied by the incumbent. we have been short two members. we will be making recommendations for the block grant funds. the house of repetitive has suggested a cut in funding and this has not been resolved by the senate. that makes an extremely critical time for us to have that dialogue. it cut at a 30% level perhaps will not have a devastating effect. we have reconstituted this committee so it is comprised of the board of supervisors representatives for the first time. i appreciate your bringing in the grass-roots constituency. >> thank you very much. i let the court know that you w
SFGTV
Mar 23, 2011 10:00am PDT
the u.s. department of homeland security through the california emergency management agency to fund critical planning and infrastructure protection needs. supervisor chu: thank you. we have someone from the department of the emergency management. >> good morning. and the item before you this morning is a five under thousand dollar grant from the u.s. department of homeland security for a program called the buffer zone protection program. this will provide additional security for sensitive infrastructure in the bay area, through things like improvement to strengthen and fortified the physical plant of the site, by installing barriers or blast walls, installing security systems. the grant will provide additional security at three sites selected by homeland security officials, in consultation with the sfpd. the board has seen the script before. one of them was approved unanimously in 2008. the two main points is that there are no local matching funds required for the grant and no new positions created. i am happy to answer any questions you might have. supervisor chu: thank you. i do n
SFGTV
Mar 17, 2011 3:30pm PDT
. i am a retired senior officer with the u.s. air force in the current president of the air force sergeants association for the state of california. i represent approximately 10,000 members in 19 chapters across california. the reason i'm here is i'm here to recommend that mr. eddie ramirez be supported in his endeavors for this position. mr. ramirez has been a strong advocate for veterans, and he is a key member of supporting our air force sergeants associations in veterans affairs. recently, over the last eight months, he traveled to san antonio and atlanta, georgia, for our annual convention where he advocated for veterans affairs with the secretary of the air force and the chief master sgt of the air force, and he was received warmly. i endorse mr. ramirez on behalf of the 10,000 members of the air force sergeants association for the state of california. supervisor kim: thank you very much. colleagues, again, we have seven seats, but we do not have any applicants for seeds 5 and 12, so we are considering nine applicants for five seats. >> before we have a broader discussion, i
SFGTV
Mar 22, 2011 10:30am PDT
, frankly, in the u.s., in terms of the tools. we need to look at getting the international best tools. near-term measures, we are working with the police department now on helping to develop a work plan for 2011 that looks at pedestrian safety. really, all safety, but focusing on pedestrian safety, where they need to focus pedestrian safety stings, those sort of things, other measures to target the most egregious parts of the city that are continually experiencing collisions. in the best practice area, we will be working with a task force to identify international and u.s. best practices applicable to san francisco. we will also be looking at the policy makers to look at legislation that may need to be pioneered in san francisco, or southern california, frankly, for exemptions or new laws to allow us to make these tools happen. some of the tools are technically illegal in the state, so we need to look at that and see what we can do. or they are not encouraged because of other competing priorities. our key efforts right now, from our opinion, we need to focus on roadway design and operationa
SFGTV
Mar 22, 2011 9:00pm PDT
not think this is strictly a u.s. problem. we have problems with the older, more mature individuals in our society, so this is a problem that is ongoing. we appreciate the youth commission for bringing us on board tonight, and we will continue to listen and learn. thank you. secretary: next speaker, please. >> this is music and live performance. i use up-tempo music to set a cave-ins while running. while listening to this for years, i remember what it would be like to see the person who had written it and perform did. music has always been a part of my life. i am a classically trained musician. i saw some people of the cow palace while in high school. i not seen a live music performance with the exception of crosby stills and nash -- since crosby stills and nash. they do not need the musicians themselves to reform it. they bring a laptop. with the uplifting nature of the music, i came upon a few thousand people dancing, talking about the music, why we like it. dance and until 3:00 a.m., and seven years later, we are still in touch. with music, it has to be performed live. with an orchestra
SFGTV
Mar 25, 2011 8:00pm PDT
to you last week about the numbers of the u.s. census. i was able to get additional information on that and that information made me even more concerned. if i quoted to you last week there were 31,131 units recorded housing in san francisco, that stands in stark contrast to a we had in the year 2000 where 16,827 units were reported vacant. an increase in vacancies from 4.8% in 2002 8.3% in 2010. -- 4.8% in 2000, 8.3% in 2010. we are creating a theoretical additional vacancies. i'm not saying it do not approve, but i would like to see something not how i look at the vacancy and what opportunities there are and what challenges are posed to us in decision making. with respect to what i heard from public comment a few minutes ago, i sit on the treasure island citizen advisory. this group, together, tried to find information, what input structure financing district means. there is not a route -- there might be some experts who know something about it, but it's an uncharted tool from what i understand in the state of california. i think florida has practiced it and i am really not rep
SFGTV
Mar 30, 2011 1:30pm PDT
. there was an attempt by ncda to draft a letter signed by all the members of the u.s. senate, which would support maintaining the current level of fiscal year 2010 funding. unfortunately, republicans all stock to say we are not able to sign on to that, and some of the democratic senators felt as if it might be a conflict to support one program over another. both the california senators did sign on to that letter, asking the president to hold the line and actually increased his budget. in terms of how it might affect san francisco, we did our initial projections at a 30% cut. we know other jurisdictions that have a contingency scenario anticipating a 60% cut. we felt that that is not likely to be at that rate. again, the latest news we have from washington was that vice- president biden and other senate democrats were planning to offer up perhaps $30 billion in cuts for fiscal year 2011, including cuts that have been made in the past including the continuing resolution. conservative republicans were asking for $60 billion, so this would be meeting them half way, which matches up with our projectio
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 2:00pm PST
invited back to their home countries as cultural ambassadors from the u.s.. we are teaching them in committees so that the next generation here in america and back to india or bali or whatever will be able to get enriched by these very beautiful art forms. >> thank you for watching "culture wire." and you can find more information >> and good afternoon. welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting for march the first, 2000 leaven. happy march. could you please call the roll? >> [roll-call] mr. president, all members are present. president chiu: ladies and gentleman could do please join me in the pledge of allegiance. madam clerk, are there any communications? >> i have no communications. >> if you could read the consent agenda. >> these items will be impact upon by single roll-call vote unless a member wants a separate vote, it shall be removed. president chiu: i understand item 4 needs to be severed. are there any other items folks would like to sever? if we could take roll-call vote without item for. >> [roll-call] there are 11 ayes. president chiu: if we go to ite
SFGTV
Mar 28, 2011 5:18pm PDT
. that would take flexibility in m.o.u.'s and discussions with the union but could help a lot. so i'm really glad we're beginning to nibble on these lines. it's the way to make them better. the unfortunate thing, when you're running every 10 minute, the turnback really denies people further out any service. i would also offer one little trifle caution. when you change the timing on the j, you might affect the other, the k, l and m also. my -- i use the k, l or m, and i notice that j follows n's or n's follow j's and that's because of the switch. if you regularize the schedule on the j's, you screw up and have to work the switch more times which hurts the other cars, this is a complex system. just be careful. commissioner wiener: thank you very much. mr. planthold? >> i'm bob planthold. i've lived on either of two j line stops for 20 years and was also in the tapcac. i think we need better understanding of the on-time performance statistics. here's why -- midday, recently once, noon time, i had to wait 20-plus minutes for an inbound j on the surface. that means three runs. two runs were misse
SFGTV
Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm PST
to achievement of a goal of having 80% of the population of the u.s. within reach of a high speed rail line in 25 years. it is very ambitious, which kicks off with $53 bill over the next six years. it has already run into a serious opposition of the house t
SFGTV
Mar 4, 2011 9:00am PST
. it is a slap in the face when the u.s. department coming from washington d.c. begins looking for information because i have known the lack of knowledge, and i know you have people watching this meeting today. do not allow miss jackson to file a complaint against your department. >> the information provided to us, is there a copy of the invitations to the they will have that information? >> we have a couple more speaker cards, but it might be related to what is on the agenda today. it would be the approval of the budget. i believe that is the topic you wish to address. >> we will be accepting public comment on that item. anybody else that has public testimony on something that is not on the agenda today? >> when is the meeting going to be held? >> tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00. people will, and to mingle with the people. -- people will come and me go with the people. the agency, the cbo's. >> do you know who is coming from the department of labour? >> you can call and she will give you the name of the lady that is coming. >> secretary solis isn't coming? she was my former chief of staff. >>
SFGTV
Mar 7, 2011 6:30pm PST
in china then we were in the u.s.. i caught my first congratulations. i got my first e-mail with an hour from a cousin of mine who is living in shanghai. this is a global economy. then we will be hosting a conference for the region to talk about how we can improve our import and export markets and this is a part of the future. we talked about hospitals being built in san francisco. we are taking over -- we are catching up on the retail and oakland has been underserved. there is a lot of complicated reasons for that. we are going to be giving special developmental incentives for retail development along the corridor to try to return some of the retell back to oakland. this is one of the most profitable. there is an under search need in oakland and this is a good time to come in. this area is extremely underserved. almost every woman in oakland told me that they needed more shopping. that is a powerful source of funds. we are the cultural and entertainment center for the east bay. we have people moving into the valley because they want a city with great transportation. our global warming e
SFGTV
Mar 8, 2011 4:00pm PST
to accept u.s. accepting my invitation for each one of you. homeless connect, i am one of the people. we're going to continue its home. thank you. president chiu: next speaker, please. >> don't give money to the friends and family foundation, don't accept money from the friends and family foundation. they're the result of a public- private partnership. without social accountability or responsible -- and has become the most egregious violators in san francisco. it is the right to make public comment. it will be so egregious that it is a willful violation of the sun shine ordinance. the violator was reelected in the library commission. it falls below the standard of decency, good faith, and right action required of all public officials. the violator was reelected as president of the library commission. rather than being out wage -- an outrage, it is the most flagrant public-private partnership in san francisco. it is what the private interest gets for their money. for the public-private partnership, accountability has become part of the public library's institutional culture. they are rais
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